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ex Jersey girl looking for a restaurant (not sub shop) that has NJ food or NJ chef

wasabica Feb 3, 2012 10:39 AM

We want to enjoy a NJ-themed dinner before the Springsteen concert. Anyone know of a good restaurant with a NJ expat chef? Or maybe an authentic NJ style southern Italian restaurant? I guess there is Matteos, but *yawn*. No to Dinah's. No subshops, we want a real restaurant - fine dining. Ideas? Location needs to be on the West Side or not that far from the sports arena.

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  1. Servorg RE: wasabica Feb 3, 2012 11:03 AM


    As close as I could find...unfortunately it's a Deli but you could always get the food and eat elsewhere...

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      Servorg RE: Servorg Feb 3, 2012 11:09 AM

      Another (sudden) thought: http://www.marinorestaurant.net/

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        wasabica RE: Servorg Feb 3, 2012 12:03 PM

        Oh - sal's brother's place - good idea! ty

    2. Kris P Pata RE: wasabica Feb 6, 2012 12:30 AM

      Vito's. Yeah, we know it's one of best slices in town however, proud Garden Stater Vito DiDonato also makes a killer baked ziti and other pasta and red sauce combos.

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        wasabica RE: Kris P Pata Feb 7, 2012 12:32 PM


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        NYCnowLA RE: wasabica Feb 7, 2012 12:59 PM

        the chef at Craft is from NJ.

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          will47 RE: NYCnowLA Feb 8, 2012 10:02 AM

          So is the chef at Providence.

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          Jerry P. Santa Monica RE: wasabica Feb 7, 2012 08:09 PM

          Since you said fine dining, there's Peppones in Brentwood, off Barrington, near Sunset,

          There is no typical NJ style Italian restaurant in the LA area.

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